BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has released its 2017-18 fiscal reports, which are now available for public viewing on its website.
Published annually, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) provides a detailed view into the financial results and position of Manatee County. The Manatee County Popular Report is a condensed and simplified report of the detailed information provided in the CAFR. Its primary purpose is to provide the citizens of Manatee County with an understandable outline of the county’s financial performance.
“We take very seriously our stewardship of the county’s investments and its financial performance,” said Angel Colonneso. “These reports are presented in a valuable, summarized format that every resident can use and access online at any time.”
Each year, the CAFR features a theme. In honor of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, this year’s theme is Women of History. The 2017-18 report is dedicated to the women of Manatee County who have made significant contributions to the community. The nine notable women that are highlighted include Florine Abel, Ellen Bolding, Evelyn Gobbie, Frankie Howze, Louise Rogers Johnson, Kathryn Kermode, Marjorie Kinnan, Roberta Knowles and Viola Welch.
“While this is not a comprehensive list, this small group represents women who have impacted Manatee County and helped make our community what it is today,” said Colonneso. “We are grateful for their courage to step outside of traditional roles and help to make the area a great place to work and live.”
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.